DEUKES LTD. started as a family farm business longer time ago, having kept bees for generations on the family farm in Moldova, having trained beekeepers across Europe in sustainable practices, and having seen what nature can create, they realised there was a problem.
Beekeepers like them were producing the most stunning varieties of honey. Rich. Sweet. Earthy. Runny. Thick. Deep. Woody. And yet the factory process of mixing varieties together, then adding sweeteners, was making every honey on the supermarket shelves taste the same.
With a collective of independent, sustainable beekeepers we know and trust, we set out to make honey special again. And Deukes – meaning sweet in Ancient Greek – was born. Instead of mixing varieties, our honeys are ‘monofloral’, meaning the nectar comes from one species of plant. (As much as you can stop bees from flying further afield, anyway.)